Brookfield School

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the Crown entity who are responsible for the governance of the school.  

Current Board Members of Te Kura o Manunui / Brookfield School are:  

            Toni Heke-Ririnui (Presiding Member) 

            Rongomai Hoskin

            Raymond Koenen 

            Grant Mitchell 

            Tuana Kuka (co-opted)

            Hēmi Gilbert (co-opted)

            Jake Ryan (Staff Representative)

            Ngaere Durie (Principal)

            Helen Pinkerton (Secretary)

What is Governance?
Governance has an important role to play within a school. The best way we like to describe governance is ‘hands around - not hands on’. We provide the guidance, support and oversight that allows Ngaere and her team to get on with the mahi.

What are the time commitments?
Guidance, support and oversight do take some time, it is not just turning up to the monthly meetings. Depending on what is happening within the school and the subcommittee of the board you may be a part of, your time commitment can be between 10-15 hours per month. This would include your reading and preparation time for board meetings, responding to emails between meetings and being available every now and then to support. Our Board of Trustee meets two to three times a term.  

What skill sets do I need?
The number one skill set you need is a passion for our school, a want for our school to be doing well and a commitment to supporting Ngaere and the team that work hard for our tamariki.

Outside of this, your own expertise can be of value to support. This may be a wide range of backgrounds including property management, finance, human resource, employment and personnel, policy review and implementation, teaching, learning & pastoral care, business Experience, Diversity, Inclusion, whānau and cultural engagement etc. Please note, that these are not essential.

Board Elections 2022
Background Information
In early September this year schools across NZ will be voting for their school Board of Trustees (BOT) Members.  The BOT is made up of parents or community members who are passionate about their local school.

Nomination forms will be emailed out to all parents/caregivers/whānau on the roll, by 15 July 2022.  Nomination forms will also be available from the main school reception from 25 July 2022.  Nominations and candidate statements must be received no later than noon on 3 August 2022. More information about what is involved in being a board member is available at